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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Thu May 02, 2013 6:50 pm

Gay Rainbow Love Live! Gay Rainbow











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Started watching Love Live! recently and honestly, it's definitely a shoujo-ai/yuri series. Virtually no guys present and the girls act pretty comfortable around each other, if you catch my drift. Got through two episodes already, which I shall go over now:




Luu Sky Sapphire reviews Love Live! Episode 1:

Finished episode 1 of Love Live! Ambitious hyperactive girl named Honoka is inspired by an idol group named A-RISE (who sing the most awesome and catchy song that's stuck in my head right now). With her school about to close due to low student count, Honoka decides the only way to gain loads of attention for the school, is to start an idol girls club.

So far, I like it. Honoka is the cliche protagonist girl who is a total ditz and everyone she knows is practically female. The music isn't half bad, especially that song by A-RISE. What a hit! There is hints of subtext so far, though according to wetochan (whoever that person is...), the yuri level rises over time. It's a fun little opener so far and I'm hoping that the rest gets better.






Luu Sky Sapphire reviews Love Live! Episode 2:



Love Live! episode 2 brings yet another obstacle to our trio of idol girls in training. Now that they found the appropriate spot to start their vocal training (it's ALWAYS the school roof!), the girls seem to be missing something. A SONG! Even after getting a little help from the group's Tsudere (Umi-chan) in the lyrics department (Umi is supposedly very good at poems), Honoka is missing something more important. The stamina and discipline to become an idol. "It's not all fun and games" Umi says, so she decides to put Honoka and Kotori through rigorous exercise on a daily basis. During their training, they meet with the vice president of the student council, Nozomi Toujou.

She is definitely the LESBIAN of the group. Squeezing Nishikino's (another Tsundere) undeveloped boobs in a later scene!

It's revealed that Nozomi works as a part time miko at a shrine, like Rei Hino of Sailor Moon fame and Shiho Munakata of Mai-HiME fame. She flirts with the girls and offers some hints for Nishikino. Speaking of which, Nishikino is the talented piano player/song writer from episode 1. Honoka tries to convince her to join the group, but ultimately rejects the offer. The second time, however, she sees the potential in the girls quest to become idol singers. I loved this scene because she gives the usual response a lot of you would give pop songs. "I'm more into classical music and jazz. I'm too high brow to respect the world put into pop music." Nishikino realizes that the girls are working hard to become "silly" idols and that the lyrics Honoka showed her were GOOD. Inspired, Nishikino secretly makes a CD and mails it to Honoka's house. She not only sings the poem by Umi beautiful, she added her own melody. This the point of the episode where the girls realize that things are looking up now.

Better! Effort! I'm very surprised by the story telling here. It's standard, sure, but it doesn't stray from the goal of saving the school with their idol dream. Can't wait to see where things go from here.

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by SulliMike23 on Thu May 02, 2013 10:39 pm

Ahh yes...Love Live! Great series. Needs another season!

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Fri May 03, 2013 6:34 pm

SulliMike23 wrote:Ahh yes...Love Live! Great series. Needs another season!

Agreed and I'm not even finished with it! haha. I'm still surprised that this little series is delivering on story! Another review coming soon, I'm watching episodes 3-8 tonight.

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Lena Sayers on Sat May 18, 2013 1:19 pm

Just finished watching the anime xD! I love it! Hopefully there is season 2 which will talk about the girls performing in Love live! I was addicted to the songs such as: bokura no live kimi to no life, Aishiteru Banzai hmm.. make that all of the songs that is sung by them xD!

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Sat May 18, 2013 11:22 pm

Lena Sayers wrote:Just finished watching the anime xD! I love it! Hopefully there is season 2 which will talk about the girls performing in Love live! I was addicted to the songs such as: bokura no live kimi to no life, Aishiteru Banzai hmm.. make that all of the songs that is sung by them xD!

I haven't finished the series since I've been so busy. ;_; You're right about the songs being catchy. What was the name of the song being played when the girls first saw A-RISE? It was stuck in my cranium all day!

I do have a day off tomorrow, so I'll finish the series by Monday. Feels

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by SulliMike23 on Sun May 19, 2013 3:13 pm

Luu Sky Sapphire wrote:
Lena Sayers wrote:Just finished watching the anime xD! I love it! Hopefully there is season 2 which will talk about the girls performing in Love live! I was addicted to the songs such as: bokura no live kimi to no life, Aishiteru Banzai hmm.. make that all of the songs that is sung by them xD!

I haven't finished the series since I've been so busy. ;_; You're right about the songs being catchy. What was the name of the song being played when the girls first saw A-RISE? It was stuck in my cranium all day!

I do have a day off tomorrow, so I'll finish the series by Monday. Feels
It's called Private Wars

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Mon May 20, 2013 12:31 am

SulliMike23 wrote:It's called Private Wars

Thanks, Sulli. I'll track it down after my marathon. I'm on episode 7 right now.

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Mon May 20, 2013 10:27 pm

Man, so much happened in the episodes I've seen lately. Umi-chan learns to overcome her stage freight and short skirts. Dramatic climax with the girls seeing nothing but an empty auditorium. They did the right thing by performing as it shows that whether you're performing for 50,000 people or just 5, you'll sing and dance your best.




Speaking of audiences, I loved Honoka's advice for Umi when handling stage freight. Just imagine the audience...AS VEGETABLES! LOL!



Koizumi aka Kayochin is properly introduced in the next episode. Kotori has an obsession with alpacas! HAHA! We even learn that Kayochin's friend Rin-chan is afraid of being girly, due to remarks by immature boys regarding her skirt as a child. Kayochin visits Nishikino's mansion sized home and tells her that she's been a secret fan of her voice and music. Hey, Hey! Hey Start Dash!







Because I'm almost done with the series, I'll skip thoughts on recent episodes and just review Love Live as a whole in my next point. Just three episodes to go, but I love what I'm seeing! setsuna

<--- This was funny. I laughed HARD.

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by SulliMike23 on Tue May 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Oh yeah, Kayo-chin went to both Honoka and Honoka's sister's rooms and they both came out saying..."Did you see?"

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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Tue May 21, 2013 11:57 pm

SulliMike23 wrote:Oh yeah, Kayo-chin went to both Honoka and Honoka's sister's rooms and they both came out saying..."Did you see?"

Priceless scene! Kayochin had no idea what to expect. XD

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Lena Sayers on Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:08 am

Well, Love live! school idol project anime television series was produced by Sunrise and directed by Takahiko Kyōgoku. I don't know why. But while I was watching LL it feels like I was watching the Mai-Series Characters becoming school idols xD! Maybe because Love live was produced by Sunrise and certain traits of the Mai-Series characters can be seen so clearly in the anime >v<.

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Re: Love Live! anime/manga discussion

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:32 pm

bump 

Quick thoughts on Love Live season 2, episode 8:




'Love Live' is a series that is about bonding and working as a team, all the while saying and doing cute things. This is how I saw it after the last episode I watched from season 1. Now that I've jumped ahead to season 2's 8th episode to see the treasured NozoEri centered episode...it hasn't changed.




That's not a bad thing, per se. This series was tailor made to be nice and simple, so don't expect a masterpiece or a piece of goldfish string because it's a fun watch. That being said, this episode set off explosives inside my cranium. Nozomi and Eri, the now canon couple of Love Live, spend a majority of the episode staring at one another; blushing heavily~ There's even a scene where Eri willingly wraps her arms around Nozomi in an embrace that only your lover would give you. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!




If that wasn't enough, we get some insight on Nozomi's past as this lonely girl who never made any friends, which is why the formation of μ's became the greatest gift in her young life. Well, SECOND greatest gift. The first was meeting Eri, a strong willed girl who says and does what she wants. The kind of girl Nozomi strives to be and fall in love with.



MOAR LIKE...



But I'm shocked that nobody on tumblr caught the most important aspect of all! When Nozomi first introduced herself to Eri, she was *THIS* close to introducing herself as the shy and lonely girl she really is. Instead, she switches to "Ah mah~" Kaichou personality on a turn of a dime. This doesn't bother me because it would of been risky to present herself as an introvert; afraid Eri wouldn't be interested in her. So she puts on her "Confidence" mask to make it easier to speak to her.



SUNRISE, you not only took notes from Shizuru and Natsuki in Mai-HiME (oh come on, people. COME ON. It's so fudgin' obvious here!!!), you twisted it a little to create something cute. There's no need for a rating here. Every episode of Love Live is cut and paste; but I do give this episode points for addressing the feelings one has for another. Making a seemingly perfect character like Nozomi relatable (so not a word...)

Oh and...



 Philosodori Coincidence on Sunrise's part? I THINK NOT!

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